One week tours available?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: May 8, 2013 4:57 AM Last Post By: jlurking
Apr 28, 2013 4:47 PM
One week tours available?Howdy,
Hoping to travel to Canada in early October this year but only have 3 weeks.
Will be visiting family for 2 of those weeks.
Would like to do a tour for the remaining week.
I know it's not long, but the family don't know I'm coming as it is a surprise, so I can't exactly ask them to show me around when I'm there.
If I can stretch out my leave to 4 weeks, I'll then have 2 weeks to play around to find a tour.
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Apr 30, 2013 10:48 AM
Apr 30, 2013 2:36 PM
9Are you able to rent a car? If you're not, then a tour makes some sense. If you can rent a car, then heading to the Rockies is your best bet. If not - I'd say it's a waste to spend a whole week just in Edmonton (though a day or two is fine); it's still probably best to try to find a bus to Jasper National Park (where you might be able to pick up day tours to various areas of the park; I think there are also some buses between major areas of Jasper and Banff).
Sun Dog Tours has a year-round shuttle bus between Edmonton and Jasper: http://www.sundogtours.com/airport_shuttle_schedule.php
They also run tours, but I'm not sure they'd have any in October; I can't find info. on how long the tours run for on their site, so you might need to email them: http://www.sundogtours.com/contact.php
It seems like most multiday tours to the Rockies only run up until mid-September (I checked the sites for G Adventures and Exodus, which are two comparatively lower-cost international tour companies).
I haven't been to the Rockies in October so I don't know what the weather would be like, but they're definitely the most worthwhile thing to see in that area.
Apr 30, 2013 3:06 PM
May 1, 2013 7:47 AM
11If you are are flying trans-Pacific from "Down Under" to Edmonton, your route likely involves a stop in a west coast city. After two weeks in Alberta, why not seek a change of pace by spending the rest of your time in Vancouver, Seattle, or San Francisco on the way home? All three have spectacular physical settings, comparable to Sydney, and plenty of activities.
May 8, 2013 4:56 AM
12Check out Moose... http://www.moosenetwork.com/
They do short and long tours around both east and west coasts. Have done a Rockies tour and loved it!!!
I highly recommend them.
I'm just disappointed they dropped the tour I wanted to do with them this year :-( But I'm checking out Intrepid instead
Edited by: jlurking
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